About the Program:
Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross Swim Lesson Programs. Everyone can learn to swim in a safe and comfortable environment. Lessons begin by helping students adjust to the water and as ability increases, students will learn essential skills and stroke development.
- Parent & Child for Children (PACA) for children ages 6-47 months
- Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
- Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
- Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+
Private lessons are available exclusively to members (ages 3+). You may become a member at the time of registration. Private swim lessons are not available in the summer.
Spring Session: March 26 - June 2
Member Registration: March 15 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: March 19 @ 9:00 am
Swim Test Outs: March 12 - March 24
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
If you are not sure what level your child is in, just stop by (no appointment is necessary).
Member Registration: June 7 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: June 11 @ 9:00 am
1 Day a Week for 4 Weeks
|June 23 - July 14||Saturday||30 or 45 minute classes available 9:00 am to 12:00 pm|
|July 21 - August 11||Saturday||30 or 45 minute classes available 9:00 am to 12:00 pm|
2 Days a Week for 5 Weeks
|June 26 - July 26||Tues. and Thu.|
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
5 Days a Week for 2 Weeks
|June 25 - July 6 (no class 7/4)||Mon. to Fri.||9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am|
|July 9 - July 20||Mon. to Fri.||9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am|
|July 23 - August 3||Mon. to Fri.||9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am|
|August 6 - August 17||Mon. to Fri.||9:00 am to 9:30 am or 9:30 am to 10:00 am|
Please note that make-up classes are only allowed if Ridgefield Parks & Recreation cancels a class. There is a minimum of three students per class. A class may be canceled if the minimum is not reached.
Parent Observation Week:
During the first week of swim lessons, parents are welcome to stay and observe their child’s class. Otherwise, parents are asked to please wait outside the pool area behind the glass in the observation area. You are invited to meet and greet your child’s instructor during the first week of class. If you have another child in recreation swim (not in a lesson), we ask that parents stay on the pool deck for children ages 12 and under.
Three Layers of Protection are required for non-toilet trained children in the pool.